Tate Britain is the national gallery displaying British Art from the year 1500 to the present day. The gallery was founded by Henry Tate, who offered is private art collection to the nation, and who also built the gallery in which the collection is now housed.
Tate Britain was known as the Tate Gallery until the year 2000, when the ever growing Tate collection in London was divided between two sites – the Internationally Modern and contemporary art collection is now displayed at the Tate Modern, while the original site is now devoted to British art from the 15th century to the modern day.
Tate Britains many highlights include paintings by JMW Turner, John Constable, William Blake, Thomas Gainsborough, Stanley Spencer, to name but a few.
Tate Modern is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The other three galleries are Tate Britain, also in London, Tate Liverpool, in the north-west, and Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in the south-west.
Daily: 10.00 to 18.00
Last admission: 17.15
Closed: 24 – 26 Dec
Tate Britain is Free to all visitors.
(Special exhibitions carry a separate charge)
Millbank London SW1P 4RG
Tel: 020 7887 8888
Tube: Pimlico, Vauxhall, Westminster.